Sources at the commission said Fani-Kayode was
attacked alongside other detainees by an EFCC operative, Suleiman
Kabiru on Saturday, June 25.
The source confirmed that Kabiru has
constantly harassed detainees who engage in saying prayers while being
held at the commission’s facility.
“Matters came to a head on
Saturday when, without any provocation, Suleiman Kabiru, a Muslim from
Kebbi state charged at Fani-Kayode injuring him in the process,” the
The source said Kabiru was visibly angry and asked him (Fani-Kayode) why he would not obey his instructions.
however told NAIJ.com that Kabiru was stopped from inflicting more harm
on the former minister through intervention from other officials of the
As at the time of filing this report, the EFCC’s
spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren is yet to respond to NAIJ.com’s inquiry on
Fani-Kayode was detained by the commission after honouring an invitation by the EFCC on Monday, May 9.
EFCC in its invitation to the former minister said it was investigating
corrupt allegation linked to a company, Joint Trust Dimensions Limited.
commission further said it will be arraigning the former minister
alongside two others at a Federal High court in Ikoyi, Lagos on a
17-count charge bordering on fraud and money laundering.
two different occasions, the absence of the judge over the matter, Sule
Hassan stalled his arraignment, an act which family of the former
minister have said is an attempt by the commission to prolong